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Ayub Ogada — Obiero
Album: En Mana Kuoyo
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 1362









Released: 1993
Length: 6:21
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Hahye hahye aye hahye
BIS
Om maam na pum imjya
Kothbiro
Ke luru do ketaa-lha
Om maam pum imjya
Kothbiro
Ke luru do ketaa-lha
Hah
Hahye hahye aye hahye
BIS
Om maam pum imjya
Kothbiro
Ke luru do ketaa-lha
Om maam na pum imjya
Kothbiro
Ke luru do ketaa-lha
Hah
Hahye hahye hahye
Hah
Hahye hahye hahye
Yah yebi tom nuguee
Um kuru tili bare made
Kothbiro
Kem luru do ketaa-lha
Hahye hahye aye hahye
BIS

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Dear children,
the rain is coming,
bring in the cattle,
bring in our wealth
Comments (147)add comment
 Jamus wrote:
 
 English speaking music please? For starters, spell English with a capitol E, then try "libreto"  instead of speaking. I guess that you don't care for Mozart, Bach, or any of the classical music that American's tend to treasure. 



I'm not sure most Americans like classical music.

AdyMiles wrote: english speaking music please!!!

 houston wrote:

Let me guess, your in AMERICA TOWN USA.



No, Ady is Brexit kind of  folk. 
 bdwhitepm wrote:

I love the world music variety played on RP and I wish all the haters would just switch to another stream and not comment.  If you have no ability to open your ears to the universal language of music this is not the place for you. 



Hear, Hear!!!
 rhlrstn wrote:
Ok this is a horrible comment.. but the jingle bells make me think this is African Santa. 


If you know your comment is horrible, then why do you post it?
 Hannio wrote:


^^^  Who are these people, and why are they here?


...and how are they unware they chose the "world" mix? 
 bitterdave wrote:
 
 
Yes, Nick Drake !
His voice on this song always reminds me of Gordon Lightfoot (with perhaps a little Nick Drake thrown in).
Transcendent magic... I love the "simplicity" and the harmonies... beautiful! 
Love the talking drum on this track.
Ok this is a horrible comment.. but the jingle bells make me think this is African Santa. 
I love the world music variety played on RP and I wish all the haters would just switch to another stream and not comment.  If you have no ability to open your ears to the universal language of music this is not the place for you. 

I actually own this CD.  Purchased on a whim based on the strength of the Real World Label.  It's not the greatest African music but it is quite meditative.  I give it a 7. 
"ooyooyoobi yubaba youbigo bibiyaba yooyoo"
get you well desserved 1
 FourFortyEight wrote:
This is one annoying-ass song.  At low volume playing through the house, it sounded like sleigh bells that wouldn't go away for ever.  Thought I was going to lose my mind.
 

I love the sleigh bells. And his voice reminds me of Nick Drake. What is not to love?
 khardog145 wrote:
This is so lovely.  It has a positive vibe.  I hope to hear it again.
 
The whole album is excellent... Highly recommended
 AdyMiles wrote:
english speaking music please!!!
 
I didn't think racist trumpers listened to RP? My bad.
I gave it a 9.
Very nice!
I've no idea what language used, but somehow I understand clearly. This song is quite cool.
RIP Job.
love this song <3
 AdyMiles wrote:
english speaking music please!!!
 
  Why? Music itself is language.  This beautiful piece gets an 8 from me.
peaceful.....african village....cows grazing ....could be from a thousand years ago
I really love the way this music feels.
 houston wrote:

Let me guess, your in AMERICA TOWN USA.

 English speaking music please? For starters, spell English with a capitol E, then try "libreto"  instead of speaking. I guess that you don't care for Mozart, Bach, or any of the classical music that American's tend to treasure. 

BTW Bill, seems like the lyrics are for another of his songs...
Wow! Sounds like Nike Drake is back... on the African savanna.
I love his music, it makes me feel very happy. Please play more!
With this name of his it should be Luo
 LouseGrouse wrote:
Does anyone know what language this song is in? This is a wonderful song.

 
lots of good info here
https://realworldrecords.com/releases/en-mana-kuoyo/

It might be Swahili, but there are dozens of languages spoken in Kenya. Link says the song is a tribute to his brother.  
This is so lovely.  It has a positive vibe.  I hope to hear it again.
I would love this song, were it not for the jingle bells...
This is one annoying-ass song.  At low volume playing through the house, it sounded like sleigh bells that wouldn't go away for ever.  Thought I was going to lose my mind.
Most interesting cover yet of Stone Roses' "Waterfall" ... listen...listen...:)
Oryema meets Drake
Does anyone know what language this song is in? This is a wonderful song.
Beautiful! And nice rhythm... 8
These cricket sounds are distracting.
Really great tune...soulful!
 Dog_Ear wrote:
Pretty much the basic essence of music.
 
Maybe that's why I find it so utterly transfixing. I always stop, close my eyes, and listen.
First heard this when it came out. Could be one of those cultural icons that you fire into the distant space probe. Or a time capsule on earth. Pretty much the basic essence of music - to me at least.
Great vibe, great song!
 ronniegirl wrote:
I am surprised by the low rating.  This is so lovely. 

 
see the below for why
song is fine. low scores come from folks who can't get past their silly prejudices.
 


bendame wrote: 

Less stupid and narrow minded listeners please !!!

AdyMiles wrote: english speaking music please!!!
 

 AdyMiles wrote:
english speaking music please!!!

 
Less stupid and narrow minded listeners please !!!
 WonderLizard wrote:

He's Kenyan.

 
Thank you yes, I know he's from Kenya. I wondered where this version of the song was from because I have this album and this is a slightly more complex arrangement of the song than appears there.

Oh and by the way Bill & Rebecca, it's the lyrics to his other playlisted song Kothbiro that are incorrectly posted here.
I am surprised by the low rating.  This is so lovely. 
 enkay wrote:
Love this song to pieces and I'm enjoying this version of it too, but this is not the version that kicks off En Mana Kuoyo. Anyone know where this one is from?

 
He's Kenyan.
Love this song to pieces and I'm enjoying this version of it too, but this is not the version that kicks off En Mana Kuoyo. Anyone know where this one is from?
A good one to jam along to tapping your fingers on the laptop :)
Beautiful....
Hearing this so soon after Iron Man on sitar is... trippy. {#Meditate}
 AdyMiles wrote:
english speaking music please!!!
 
10.000 light Miles from home, Ady....?
 treehugger wrote:

"Your" wrong, you Silly Canuck. His profile clearly states that he's from Wolverhampton, UK. 

{#Nyah} 
 

Right, he "came" by the slave trade....!

 

Wolverhampton - haaaaa...!!!!! Ask Peter.


Hadn't heard this song in years and always loved it! :-)
 derekd wrote:
Perfect Sunday tune...
 
What is a Thursday tune...?
Soulful and sweet.
Is he saying, "Don't worry. Be happy?"  Anyone?
This should be followed by Paul Winter Consort.
Nice easy tune for a Sunday afternoon!
Excellent for the head - very eeeeasy!
Perfect Sunday tune...
Very nice, I initially thought it was Indian origin, pleasant and interesting correlation that it isnt.
Very soothing, just what I need right now.
Some much *better* than the dreck that preceded it on today's set.{#Clap}
Minimalist perfection.
Yah...
Positively Yummmay!!{#Clap}
 houston wrote:

Let me guess, your in AMERICA TOWN USA.
 
"Your" wrong, you Silly Canuck. His profile clearly states that he's from Wolverhampton, UK. 

{#Nyah} 
 AdyMiles wrote:
english speaking music please!!!
 

Aaaa hahah ahhhha hah ahhha haaaaaaaaaaaah a a...
Oh gawd; you're serious. {#Sick}
This is a lovely song.  Very simple and uplifting.  I really like the bells as percussion.
 AdyMiles wrote:
english speaking music please!!!
 
Let me guess, your in AMERICA TOWN USA.

 casey1024 wrote:
So pleasing to the ear, even though I do not understand the language.  The language of music is good enough for me.
 
Yes, you are so right. The language of music is good enough for me as well.  Cheers.

more like this please!
Have this on iPod, shuffles it up now and again, my daughter loves it. So do I. 8

enjoy this much, please play again.


So pleasing to the ear, even though I do not understand the language.  The language of music is good enough for me.
 AdyMiles wrote:
english speaking music please!!!
 

its comments like this from the flat earth society, or do I do them a mis-service. Great music from the world library,
Hannio wrote:


^^^ Who are these people, and why are they here?

Are they just voices in your head or have the debt collectors turned up again?


 Hannio wrote:
     ^^^  Who are these people, and why are they here?
 
He must have got lost trying to find the Aryran White Trash Radio network. These racists aren't very bright.

 AdyMiles wrote:
english speaking music please!!!
 

     ^^^  Who are these people, and why are they here?
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane....
 Candela wrote:
Nice background music :)

 
Perfect music to audit by!  {#Chillpill}
english speaking music please!!!
 sweettone wrote:
His vocal tone is reminescent of Nick Drake, for some reason.  Thanks for playing!
 

I never would have linked the two, but there is something similar going on! I thinks is also the stringed instrument he's playing that also sounds like Nick Drake.
The perfect slow rise Sunday morning music!
His vocal tone is reminescent of Nick Drake, for some reason.  Thanks for playing!
Nice background music :)

I've got some ass trinkets for all of you.
Here, chew on them, chew on them good, thosel ittle brown  nuggets.
Now, I've also got some dental floss to sell you to help take all the SHIT out of your mouths.
Assholes.

this is really very nice for me right now.
Good love making music - I believe.
Nice; spacious; aesthetic. Perfect way to end off the day. You'll only find music of this quality on Radio Paradise or KCRW—the last real radio stations..
"Zimbabwen Ass Trinkets"

Man I was really worried there for a minute.

I could'a sworn that it was sleigh bells.

Dodged that bullet.
{#Arghhh}
The sleigh bells really take away from what is otherwise a good song.

Keep yer trinkets to yerselves, nitwits. He's not Zimbabwean.
Zimbabwean Ass Trinkets? As in 'I just put Zimbabwean Trinkets on my Ass' or .... hmmm .... you know .... if you had an Ass (like a donkey, except foreign) .... well you know .... if he (or she) had the trinkets on and kind of walked along trinketing? Do they have musically inclined Asses in Zimbabwe? Most Asses I've known aren't too musical. (Then again, it just might be me that attracts those kind of Asses.) Oh well .... I really like the song. But don't know about it being a birthing song .... the kid might turn out to be a .... trinket. - Riff P.S. Really love this song, did I say that? Especially the trinkets.
Translated this is actually "One" by Metallica
RosedaleAnnie wrote:
This song has been on our birthing soundtrack for the births of all three of our children, usually came on after the babe was born, and the medical staff have all enjoyed the groove, a bit different from what they're used to! A nice gentle sound to welcome a human to the world.
nice....
Trustocity wrote:
What we need is more sleigh bell... MORE SLEIGH BELL. Can you do that? I mean really POUND that thing. It's just not working without the sleigh bells. Goddamn it, I WANT MORE SLEIGH BELL! You just go to town on that sleigh bell, I mean really give it all you got.
splooge wrote:
They aren't sleighbells. They are Zimbabwen Ass Trinkets.
Hmm... "Really POUND that Ass Trinket" has a decidedly different... um... ring to it? PS: feel free to delete this highly offensive comment--I just couldn't resist!!! I mean, c'mon--"Zimbabwen Ass Trinkets" is its own punchline! By the way, this reminds me of Nick Drake as well (the song, not the trinkets).
Very very nice music..
Thanks RP - what a wonderful song and a superb voice. This kind of music is invigorating and calming at the same time. - Riff
usually I like this type of music, but that constant beat in the background is at a really annoying pitch for me. Tambourine? Jingle Bells? I dunno, but it's really getting me aggravated!! Make it stop! My ONLY complaint about RP is that I wish it were like some other online radio stations where if you really aren't liking the song, you can skip ahead one song. Unfortunately, with RP I just end up turning something else on for the rest of the day.
Now this is good eclectic.
Very beautiful song! Mana, are you listening this one? I suddenly remembered high school times, when I heard it... (and obviously it came to my mind Wood singing that Russian song...)
Spectacularly good. And by the way, can we now ban that stupid word "meh" from the RP vocabulary?
meh. could do without it. especially right after that euphoria song. didn't like the segue. sorry bill! you're usually right on. you're my hero regardless
Wonderful
This makes me feel calm and peaceful.
Syncopated happiness!
Painted_Turtle wrote:
am really enjoying this...I wish I knew what the words mean the tippany is excellent
That 'tympany' is a djembe, of a mid-range (there is a complete family of sizes and pitches) used for voicing and/or soloing. The player is answering and responding to the vocals. Just enjoy!!
This sounds so sunny and peaceful.
thought it was Milton Nashimento. Nice sounds.
Is that Swahili I hear?
I like all the different instruments that were used in this song. Wonderful sounds.
Govi wrote:
Sublimely happy. I could listen to this sort of thing all day and night, thankfully abjuring the Queens and Elvis Costellos that over salt the RP ranks of eclecticism.
You don't like Elvis Costello? We had no idea. (This song, great stuff)
FamilyMan wrote:
Ayub, of Afrocelt's "Ayub's Song"?
Ogada is also responsible for some of the beautiful and haunting music in the film "The Constant Gardener." Most noteworthy on that soundtrack is "Kothbiro," one of the few songs I ever listen to more than once in a sitting.
Ayub, of Afrocelt's "Ayub's Song"?
KevDogRedux wrote:
Sounds like the Kenyan Nick Drake. I like it very much.
Yeah, now that you mention it, I hear the Nick Drake similarities too. Sublime start to my wednesday. Thanks Bill.
Very relaxing. Cool!
bravegirl68 wrote:
This is a beautiful song from a beautiful compilation from Peter Gabriel's Real World label. Gabriel introduced me to world music and I am eternally grateful...
I'll have to look for this one. This is yet another reason why I love RP and another piece of evidence to add to the argument that Peter Gabriel is a musical genius.
This song has been on our birthing soundtrack for the births of all three of our children, usually came on after the babe was born, and the medical staff have all enjoyed the groove, a bit different from what they're used to! A nice gentle sound to welcome a human to the world.
Govi wrote:
Sublimely happy. I could listen to this sort of thing all day and night, thankfully abjuring the Queens and Elvis Costellos that over salt the RP ranks of eclecticism.
Me too... This whole disk is amazing. Really takes me back to my Peace Corps experiences in W. Africa (even though Ayub is from the other side of the continent)